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Moving in on defence

16 Sep 2020

Engineering capacity news posted by Andy Sandford

Barnshaws Section Benders has achieved Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register (JOSCAR) certification, making it an accredited supplier of metal fabrications to the defence sector.

JOSCAR provides contractors in the defence sector with assurance that an accredited supplier can deliver solutions to a high quality standard.

Barnshaws Section Benders has built its reputation in precision curving metal for the construction, transport, marine, civil and infrastructure sectors. Operating numerous facilities in the UK and Europe, Barnshaws is now offering the defence sector direct access to its specialist bending machines and expertise.

Notable projects supported by the business include Wimbledon Centre Court roof, the Francis Crick Institute, Kew Gardens Palm House, Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the raising of the Mary Rose and the ArcelorMittal Orbit in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Greg North, Commercial Director at Barnshaws, explained relevant services: “We offer the capability to carry out heavy rolling and press braking of armour plate with high accuracy. Furthermore, we can laser and plasma cut metal plate and sections into profiles. Hot forming of pipes and plate is also available, and we specialise in tube bending. Dedicated aluminium bending facilities mean we can provide this service too. Our JOSCAR accreditation now ensures customers in the defence sector can benefit from our extensive range of metal bending services.”

JOSCAR is a joint initiative administered by Hellios, which compiles accredited suppliers within a singular directory for ease of reference for the defence sector. Designed to greatly expedite the procurement process, suppliers displaying the JOSCAR logo are accredited to stringent regulatory standards, providing visible quality assurance to customers.

www.barnshaws.com

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